ISLAMABAD: The first ever international conference on Mountains of Pakistan will be held in Paris on October 25, ARY News reported.
According to a statement released by foreign office, the embassy of Pakistan in France will organize the conference to showcase the majestic mountain regions of Pakistan, to highlight the opportunities for mountaineering, trekking, skiing, rock climbing, paragliding and kayaking and to discuss eco-tourism and sustainable development of the mountains.
The event will be held at ‘Maison de l’UNESCO’ Paris while more than five hundred enthusiasts and practitioners of alpinism and adventure sports are expected to attend the conference.
Many tour operators and journalists of Pakistan and France have also been invited to attend the conference.
The highlight of the conference are the three thematic panel discussions: “Conquering the Heights”, “Discovering New Adventures” and “Tourism: Sublime & Sustainable”.World renowned mountaineers, adventure sports specialists and experts on eco-tourism and sustainable development are part of these three panel discussions.
A special award ceremony “Spirit of Mountaineering Award” by the British Alpine Club to recognize the daring rescue operations of Pakistani pilots saving foreign mountaineers, is also part of the programme. The conference will culminate with the performance of Pakistani famous instrumental band ‘Khumariyaan’ and traditional Pakistan dinner.
Specially prepared documentaries highlighting tourism opportunities of Pakistan will also be screened during the conference.
A number of activities have also been arranged on the sidelines of the conference which include stalls by leading Pakistani tour operators, a virtual reality show to experience paragliding over the mountains of Pakistan with famous French par gliders Antoine Gerard and a photo-booth giving an opportunity to the guests to take photo in front of Pakistani mountains